Stay in one place if you want to. But disconnection will come. The way that dogs kick their legs when they dream. We are never carried that far. Just slightly beyond the physical realm. Where buildings are still buildings. Sidewalks are still crushed shells. We walk. But everything has a faint glimmer. Sounds start from beyond the ether and get closer like waking from under sedation. Sustained tones that begin as taught ropes and later spool around your feet in slack piles of twine.
Dura, Mattson Ogg's solo guitar project, is an ode to the waking fever dream. Something that never quite pulls us under but isn't something we can ever wake up from. Is this real life? Well kid, that depends on your definition of real. Dura (soundcloud.com/durajustdura) has put out records of his tremendous, billowy, worlds-within-worlds guitar slay-age on labels like Copenhagen, Denmark based Metaphysical Circuits and St. Petersburg, Russia-based Pocket Fields.
Download "Conduits" below:
We are really happy to have Dura join Heligator's roster of artists lending their support to the success and maintenance of the Malindza Refugee Camp Library in Mpaka, Swaziland, Africa. (www.malindzarefugeecamplibrary.blogspot.com)
All donations go to help the maintenance of the library as well as the refugee volunteers who run it. Your dollar goes a long way here. Your support goes to spreading literacy and education to refugees from Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC, you are also supporting experimental musicians who have gladly donated their time and talents to this cause.